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A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

Did your squeeze it?: If you did then the hard lump are white blood cells trying to scavenge the remaining bacterial breakdown products (pus). If you did not squeeze it, have a MD take a look and see what happened and if needed provide a Rx for topical use and antibiotics if severe. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions I take before waxing and after.?

Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

How can I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs by my inner thigh?

Razor burn./ bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

Cyst or a lipoma: I can't possibly tell you for sure without seeing or examining your bump, but the most common causes would be a cyst or a lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells). However, it is also possible to have skin cancer below the surface of your skin. You should see you dermatologist for an evaluation and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have one red bump on my inner thigh that hurts when I touch it. Is it some kind of bite or ingrown hair? No pus or head to it. What is it or to do?

Bump: An inflamed cyst from bacteria in the hair follicle may not show a "pus head" but rather show redness, tenderness, due to inflammation or infection deep in the skin. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a brown pimple bump on inner thigh for a while, I get waxed and been told it was ingrown hair. I found his morning redness and swelling.

I've had a brown pimple bump on inner thigh for a while, I get waxed and been told it was ingrown hair. I found his morning redness and swelling.

Skin infection: Probably so if like a red hot boil, hair follicle infection[folliculitis], use warm wet washcloths for 5-10 min. 3-6x/day till comes to a head break open with needle or go to urgent care or dr. For lancing and culture, could be mrsa infection which usually is with any pus but if not getting better will need antibiotics, wash/scrub well daily with soap/water/washclioth ...Read more

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I have a smalll pea sized lump in the groin of my inner thigh. Is this an ingrown hair? Sometimes I can pop it and it's full clear liquid and blood

I have a smalll pea sized lump in the groin of my inner thigh. Is this an ingrown hair? Sometimes I can pop it and it's full clear liquid and blood

Block hair follicle: You have a blocked inflamed hair follicle (folliculitis). It is caused by old skin debris, sebum (natural body oil), and colonized bacteria and/or fungus that resides on the skin that infiltrates the small pockets which each hair grows (hair follicle). Generally, cleansing area with soap and water resolves this. For worse cases, you may need to see a doctor who will prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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I have this red itchy bump with a black center & it is not a ingrown hair or a blackhead it's not a rash its on my inner thigh on my right leg?

I have this red itchy bump with a black center & it is not a ingrown hair or a blackhead it's not a rash its on my inner thigh on my right leg?

Possibilites: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
Bug bite, local trauma, multiple ones of them would mean something totally different, in theory, local infection possibly... probably other possiblities
consider our video service. ...Read more

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I have small irritated puss filled pimples on my inner thigh. Could it be from shaving a few days ago? I have seen a doctor for ingrown hair but forgot to ask about this problem.

Benzoyl peroxide: Neither neosporin nor Bacitracin are legitimate therapy for anything & should not be sold. If it does not clear with 2% or 5% otc benzoyl peroxide, see your dr. For oral doxycycline. Shave very gently. ...Read more

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Any chance of hsv1 autoinoculation by dropping fresh eaten off of fork possibly onto a inner thigh ingrown hair nearly 90 days after initial outbreak?

No such thing: Despite what you are reading on the internet once cannot get a second infection with the same herpes virus; one cannot transmit the virus to another part of their body and there is no such thing as 'auto inoculation' of herpes. ...Read more

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What could be causing ingrown hair? (have quite a bit in my inner thigh near knee). No major change in soap/diet/grooming and hygiene routines for me

Pressure: Mechanical pressure is thought to be a factor > Do you wear thigh length underclothes?????

Note if you get rid of the hair...you won't get ingrown hairs (by get rid of I mean a permanent hair removal)
Discuss this with a Board Certified Dermatologist (Ask your PCP for a referral) ...Read more

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I have been getting boil like things on my inner theigh. Is ut an ingrown hair or staff or what?

Hidradenitis: This may due to a variety of underlying conditions with hidradenitis suppuritiva being high on my list. This may require medical or surgical treatment. See a dermatologist for an evaluation first. ...Read more

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I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should I put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should I put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

Treatment: Simple cleansing with soap and water followed by a topical otc antibiotic ointment at least twice a day should help healing. If it worsens, oral antibiotics can help. Ingrown hairs may be the source so if this becomes a recurrent problem, consider laser hair removal. This is possible if the hair has some pigment to it. ...Read more

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I quite often get red spots on my upper thighs, sometimes they turn to white heads, sometimes not. After googling they look exactly like ingrown hair?

I quite often get red spots on my upper thighs, sometimes they turn to white heads, sometimes not. After googling they look exactly like ingrown hair?

Need photo: It is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis without seeing a photo of what you are describing. Based on your description, it sounds like you are getting recurrent folliculitis, probably from excessive sweat, causing clogging of your hair follicles. If it is recurrent, you may have developed community-acquired MRSA. Please see you clinician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble with razor bumps and ingrown hair, I have them all over my thighs and leg what can I do to get rid of then?

Options: Only shave after taking a bath or shower so that your skin is hydrated. Liberally apply a high quality shaving gel, and only shave in the direction of hair growth (not against). Use a high quality multi blade razor, and replace it frequently. If this does not eliminate the problem see your dermatologist for additional prescription options. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown hair on the back of my thigh. It's not a zit but has a black dot (or hair) at the centre of the area. It is swollen/pussey.

Infection??: Your description sounds like you probably have an infection and a small abscess. That can usually be quite successfully treated with an oral antibiotic. Speak to your doc. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown hair on the back of my thigh. It's not a zit but has a black dot (or hair) at the centre of the area. It is swollen/pussey?

SOAK: SOAK
SOAK

That is the best treatment and if a simple superficial hair follicle inflammation or "ingrown" hair this may "do the trick" If it persists see a Health Care Professional as soon as practicable.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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I have an extensive amount of ingrown hair on my legs, especially the back of my thighs, and also on my arms. (hundreds). How do I get rid of them?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs usually result from repeated shaving in areas such as the legs. Laser hair removal can help reduce ingrown hairs greatly. ...Read more

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For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

Scars or color?: Two differing issues, both related to your condition. Seek someone versed in women of color and skin and possibly laser usage locally or locoregionally if desired ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.

How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.

See a dermatologist: No surprise about ambifade. Not everybody needs the same thing. Prescription cream? Laser? Relax and give it some time? A skin DR will evaluate your needs and desires. ...Read more